Ukraine/Russland/NATO – der Sammler am 9. Oktober

Im andauernden russischen Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine bleibt auch die ukrainische Zivilbevölkerung unverändert das Ziel der russischen Streitkräfte – wie ein erneuter Angriff auf die Stadt Saporischja zeigt, die nach russischer Interpretation annektiertes Gebiet ist.  Der Sammler am 9. Oktober:

• Lesestoff zum Thema Drohnen: Die Washington Post hat sich angeschaut, wie die ukrainischen Streitkräfte mit cleverer Drohnennutzung ihren Artillerieeinsatz optimieren.

Der Bericht (hier ohne Paywall):

How Ukrainians, targeting by drone, attacked Russian artillery in Kherson

• Das britische Intel Update:

Early on 08 October 2022, an explosion damaged the Kerch Strait Bridge, the road and rail crossing which links Russian-occupied Crimea and the Krasnodar region of Russia.
Two of the four carriageways of the roadway have collapsed in several places over a length of approximately 250m. It is almost certain that some vehicle transits via the other two carriageways have resumed, but capacity will be seriously degraded.
The extent of damage to the rail crossing is uncertain, but any serious disruption to its capacity will highly likely have a significant impact on Russia’s already strained ability to sustain its forces in southern Ukraine.
The rail crossing was only opened to freight in June 2020, but the line has played a key role in moving heavy military vehicles to the southern front during the invasion.
This incident will likely touch President Putin closely; it came hours after his 70th birthday, he personally sponsored and opened the bridge, and its construction contractor was his childhood friend, Arkady Rotenberg.
In recent months, Putin’s former bodyguard, now commander of the Russian National Guard, Viktor Zolatov, has provided public assurances about the security of the bridge.

• Das Morgenbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00, on October 9, 2022.
The two hundred-twenty-eights (228) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on attempts to disrupt the counteroffensive actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, at the same time, periodically conducts offensive actions. So, almost forty combat clashes took place during the day. The most tense situation was observed in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka directions, where our defenders repelled more than 30 enemy attacks.
The enemy fires at the positions of our troops along the contact line, carries out engineering equipment of defensive lines and positions in certain directions, and conducts aerial reconnaissance by UAVs.
The enemy continues to violate the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of warfare. Thus, during the past day, the occupiers launched 3 rocket and 26 air strikes, carried out more than 75 MLRS attacks from rocket salvo systems. At night, the russian occupiers cynically struck the residential buildings and civil infrastructure of Zaporizhzhya. Information about the victims is being clarified, but it is already known about dozens of dead and injured.
In addition, more than thirty settlements were damaged by fire. In particular, Kharkiv, Chasiv Yar, Popivka, Hrabovskoe, Makiyivka, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Ivanhrad, Opytne, Klishchyiivka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Nikopol, Urozhaine and Davydiv Brid.
There remains the threat of air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy fired mortars and barrel artillery in the areas of populated areas:
in the Siversky direction – Lypivka and Mykolaivka of Chernihiv oblast and Lisne and Ryasne of Sumy oblast;
in the Slobozhansk direction – Chervona Zorya, Veterynarne, Strilecha, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Hlyboke, Zelene, Starytsa, Ternova and Chuhunivka;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Pershotravneve, Novoyehoryvka, Makiyivka, Nove, Terny, Serebryanka, Bilohorivka and Hryhorivka;
in the Bakhmut direction – Verkhnyokamianske, Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Ivanhrad, Zaitseve, Vershyn, Zelenopillya and Opytne;
in the Avdiyivka direction – Pervomaiske, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka.
In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions, the infrastructure of more than twenty-five settlements was damaged by enemy shelling. Among them – Solodke, Zelene Pole, Novosilka, Vuhledar, Pobyeda. At the same time, as a result of the defeat by the Defense Forces of the concentration of the enemy’s manpower, more than twenty enemy soldiers were confirmed wounded, who were taken to the local hospital of the city of Tokmak.
According to available information, in the Melitopol district of the Zaporizhzhya oblast, under the guise of searching for and fighting partisans, the occupying forces search and steal private cars in garage cooperatives of the district.
Areas of more than forty-five settlements near the contact line were shelled in the South Buh direction. Among others, Sukhy Stavok, Kvitneve, Myrne, Zorya and Ternovi Pody.
The enemy and its henchmen are fleeing, frightened by the successes of the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Representatives of the occupying authorities of Nova Kakhovka are taking their families to the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. According to available information, on October 7, a convoy of 12 minibuses left for the city of Sevastopol. A similar situation is observed in the Luhansk region. Thus, collaborators began to be evacuated from Starobilsk to Luhansk.
The occupiers continue to put pressure on small and medium-sized businesses in the temporarily occupied territories. Since the beginning of October, in the city of Horlivka, the tax inspectorate of the russian federation has started inspections with subsequent raiding of companies with detected violations. In particular, this applies to entrepreneurs who did not want to re-register their companies in accordance with russian legislation.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine have repelled enemy attacks in Terne, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Ivanhrad, Pervomaisk, Opytne, Nevelske and Pobyeda settlements.
Aviation of the Defense Forces made more than thirty strikes. In particular, twenty-four on the areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment and nine on the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems. In addition, our air defense units shot down five UAVs.
Missile forces and artillery during the past day hit two control points, nine areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, three warehouses with ammunition and eleven other important objects.

• Das Briefing des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums:

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (October 9, 2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
The enemy, using two battalions of the 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the AFU, reinforced by foreign mercenaries, made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defence of Russian troops towards Kislovka (Kharkov region) and Kuzemovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). All enemy attacks have been repelled. More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank and 9 armoured fighting vehicles have been destroyed.
As a result of the shelling of the advancing reserves of the AFU 92nd Mechanised Brigade near Zagoruykovka (Kharkov region), Russian troops have destroyed about 60 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks and 3 armoured vehicles.
4 Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been discovered and destroyed by artillery fire near Novovodyanoye, Karmazinovka and Makeyevka (Lugansk People’s Republic). 17 militants, two pickup trucks with heavy machine guns and 1 car have been eliminated.
Enemy attacks have been repulsed near Verkhnekamenka and Belogorovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Spornoye, Berestovoye, Yakovlevka, Soledar, Artyomovsk and Zaytsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic) . Over 120 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 tanks, 7 armoured fighting vehicles and 11 motor vehicles have been destroyed.
The enemy has made unsuccessful attempts to attack Russian positions near Oktyabrskoye, Neskuchnoye and Yegorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
All attacks have been successfully repelled by Russian troops. More than 100 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks, 5 armoured fighting vehicles and 6 motor vehicles have been eliminated.
The provisional base of foreign mercenary units Foreign Legion on Khortitsa Island and the Bars Special Purpose Brigade of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine near Zaporozhye has been struck by high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
As a result of significant losses in manpower and equipment, the enemy did not take large-scale offensive action towards Nikolayev and Krivoy Rog. According to updated data, the 96th and 98th battalions of the 60th Infantry Brigade of the AFU and the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU operating towards Krivoy Rog had lost more than 30 percent of their personnel strength.
As a result of concentrated Russian artillery strikes on the advancing column of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU near Novaya Kamenka (Kherson region), an attempt to concentrate enemy troops was thwarted.
5 columns, manpower, military equipment and artillery of Ukrainian troops have been also hit at firing positions near Chervonoye, Novovoskresenskoye and Petropavlovka (Kherson region).
Losses of the AFU were over 80 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks, 22 armoured combat vehicles and 7 infantry fighting vehicles. 1 Polish Crab self-propelled artillery unit, 2 American M777 howitzers and 4 motor vehicles have been eliminated.
Russian troops repulsed attacks by 2 mechanised infantry companies of the AFU near Belogorka and Davydov Brod (Kherson region) towards Andreevsk.
Up to 90 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 12 armoured fighting vehicles and 3 motor vehicles have been eliminated.
The munition post of the 61st Infantry Brigade of the AFU, which contained over 200 rockets for American HIMARS and Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems has been destroyed by a high-precision strike of the Russian Aerospace Forces near Bereznegovatoye (Nikolayev region).
In total, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were more than 200 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 tanks, 41 armoured combat vehicles, 3 guns and 7 motor vehicles towards Nikolayev and Krivoy Rog.
The command posts of the 14th Mechanised and 81st Airmobile brigades of the AFU and the 9th Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine near Redkodub (Kharkov region), Drobyshevo (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Zaliznichnoye (Zaporozhye region), 47 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 163 areas have been eliminated by operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes.
4 munition depots of rocket and artillery weapons have been destroyed near Novoaleksandrovka (Kherson region), Volnoye Pole (Donetsk People’s Republic), Zaliznichnoye (Zaporozhye region) and in the eastern outskirts of Zaporozhye.
2 AN/TPQ-37 American counter-battery radar stations have been destroyed near Kirovo and Drobyshevo (Donetsk People’s Republic).
1 Su-24 AFU aircraft near Dobroye (Nikolayev region), and 1 Ukrainian Mi-24 attack helicopter have been shot by fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces near Mirolyubovka (Kherson region).
6 unmanned aerial vehicles, including one Bayraktar TB2 have been destroyed by air defence forces near Snegiryovka (Nikolayev region), Novomikhaylovka, Novomayorskoye and Blagoveshchenka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Ustinovka (Kharkov region).
4 shells of the American HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system and 5 shells of the Uragan and Olkha MLRS were also shot down near Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region), Olkhovatka (Kharkov region) and Donetsk.
In total, 317 airplanes and 159 helicopters, 2,182 unmanned aerial vehicles, 379 air defence missile systems, 5,570 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 866 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,460 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,431 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

• Das Abendbriefing des ukrainischen Generalstabs:

The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 18.00, on October 9, 2022.
The two hundred-twenty-eights (228) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, is concentrating its efforts on attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, and at the same time is conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka directions. The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the entire contact line, carrying out engineering defense equipment in certain directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance.
Violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of warfare, the enemy strikes critical infrastructure and residential areas of populated areas.
There remains the threat of air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.
During the day, the occupiers launched 5 rocket and 12 air strikes, launched more than 30 MLRS attacks.
The population and facilities of more than 30 settlements were affected by enemy strikes. In particular, Bereznehuvate, Makiyivka, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Zelenopillia, Vremivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Davydiv Brid, Nova Kamianka, Trifonivka.
The enemy used twenty cruise, aviation and anti-aircraft guided missiles to strike Zaporizhzhya. In addition, the enemy continues to use Iranian-made Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles. One of them was destroyed by air defense forces and means in the Black Sea.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains without significant changes.
On the Siverskyi direction, shelling from mortars and barrel artillery was recorded in the areas of Myropillya, Mezenivka, Vorozhba, Slavhorod, Seredyna Buda and Starykovo settlements of the Sumy oblast. Without crossing the state border, the enemy launched airstrikes, using army aircraft.
Areas of 30 settlements were shelled with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the Slobozhansk direction. Among them – White Well, High Ravine, Raisin, Neskuchne, Ridkodub, Red Dawn. The enemy also used attack UAVs.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the occupiers fired from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery along the entire line of contact. In particular, in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka, Hrekivka, Ivanivka, Nevske, Pershotravneve, Serebryanka and Terny. Mass mining of bridge crossings, crossings and suburbs of settlements is carried out.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery along the entire line of contact. In particular, in the areas of Andriyivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Zaytseve, Zelenopilya, Soledar, Yakovlivka, Mayorsk and New York.
In the Avdiyivsk direction, the areas of Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pervomaiske, and Novomykhailivka were damaged by fire.
The enemy did not carry out offensive actions in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. More than 30 settlements were subjected to enemy shelling from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery. Among them are Hulyaipilske, Vilne Pole, Vugledar, Vremivka, Novosilka, Poltavka and Charivne.
Areas of more than 35 towns and villages along the entire line of contact were affected by fire in the South Buh region. So, in the Mykolayiv oblast 38 objects were hit, none of them military. These include, in particular, 24 residential buildings, 3 critical infrastructure and life support facilities, and 7 industrial facilities.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine have repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Budarky, Terny, Soledar, New York, Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Pobyeda settlements.
The leadership of the russian federation is taking measures to find additional resources for waging war. At this time, negotiations are underway with third countries regarding the procurement of artillery shells, mortar mines and components for rocket launcher systems. Military warehouses and arsenals of the Republic of belarus remain another source of supplies. In the near future, it is planned to move 13 more echelons with ammunition and material and technical means to the territory of russia.
During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 9 strikes. It has been confirmed that 7 places of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 3 enemy anti-aircraft missile systems, have been destroyed. In addition, our air defense units shot down 2 UAVs, one enemy aircraft and one X-59 guided air missile.
Missile troops and artillery hit 3 control points, 2 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment. Radio-electronic warfare complexes and self-propelled artillery positions also fell into the zone of fire damage.